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them like they used to. cbs 5 reporter joe vazquez explains why the numbers are down so much. >> reporter: as we drove the streets of oakland this afternoon the only police cars we saw were parked at the oakmont police substation. truth is site of a cop pulling over a car is more rare. the number of police stops in oakland is down some 75% from a few years ago. that's according to numbers obtained by the "chronicle" which shows oakland police made about 68,000 stops in 2008 and 2009. in 2010, the number went down to 49,000. in 2011, another huge drop to about 25,000. and by the end of this year, the projected number of police stops in oakland will be 15,733. police cite factors including layoffs which reduced the police force by 25%, cops running from one 911 call to another making it harder to make stops in between. also, special investigative and traffic teams have been disbanded including the motorcycle squads. >> just the motorcycle squads alone would be responsible for an average of 35,000 stops so that's probably the most contributing factor i can point to. >> reporter:
photoings to us. we spoke to debbie. she works across the street from the fire. she told us she heard the roof collapse and then saw the debris falling. take a look at this video. this was sent to you report it. that's the thick, black smoke we have been talking about. but it's an important complex in the foreground. and the smoke pouring from the building, behind t. no injuries aren'ted at the scene -- reported at the scene. no one's gone to the hospital with respiratory problems. we have posted videos and photos on our web site. >> ominous looking at the sky. now at 4:00, a surprise in washington. u.n. ambationz dorsusan rice has taken herself out of the running for the secretary of state. >> she had been the frontrunner the federal post. she faced criticism from senate republicans who have taken issue with her initial statements about the u.s. consulate attack in benghazi, libya. rice submitted a letter to president obam apredicting the confirmation process would be lengthy, time consuming and costly. noting the unfairness of the attacks, massachusetts senator, john kerry is now th
. as bad as it was. cnh proud component used in the semiconductor industry and today fire sent toxic fumes of smoke into the air. >> i think the reason we are seeing the heavy black smoke was all the combustible oil, flammable liquid and gases. >>reporter: here's what the side of the building looks like. it's completely exposed as you can see. gutted because the roof collapsed. company says it will try to resume operation just as soon as possible. >> get the people working again. but yes, it's devastating. you look at this and just amazing how fast it all went up. >> i'm devastated. i was just it's my job. i don't know what to say or what to do right now. real devastating. >>reporter: employee tried put out the fire with extinguisher. fire too big. you can see it was no. word yet as to how it started. >> extra security will be on site tomorrow at 2 cupertino schools after bomb threat forced them to close today. but this is a picture of the threat found scrawled on wall at lynn brook high school in san jose. claimed there was a bomb at mont strays high school and included a thre
as loss, salary, wages. >> reporter: while cnh enterprises makes components out of aluminum used in the semiconductor industry. tomorrow the company will meet with employees to try to discuss how to resume operations here as soon as possible, either here or at a very nearby location. the cause of the fire at the moment unknown. i've in fremont, abc 7 news. >> thank you. >> we want to show you more video of the fire sent. in. you can see a apartment complex in the foreground. those plumes of black smoke pouring from the plant. we posted more video and photographs along with video taken by a sky 7hd on our web site. abc7news.com. >> more break husband, oakland police investigating a homicide. a man shot in the middle of a resident street. 83rd avenue and e street. you can see the police have closed off that block while they try to figure out exactly what happened. no word yet on a motive or possible systems in this killing. >>> shock and anguish for the families of those being cared for at the sonoma developmental center, it provides care to hundreds of patients patients wh intelle
to the coast. on saturday afternoon into sunday will have a greater chance of light rain. this will be with us all weekend long. the complete forecast will be straight ahead. >> so far there are no changes with your commute. traffic is still light as you work your way across the span. the only problem that we had was for about an hour but a tow truck is now on the scene. you should keep that in mind as you work your way into the city. there are no major problems but we do have the regular sluggish commute from highway 4 from antioch to pittsburg. there is some slowing for you here and there was a little heavier the last 15 minutes. this is from 205 merging. there are more cars on the road and your drive time is up to 40 minutes. he should give yourself extra time. >> we are watching the big earthquake. this is by the mexican border. it they are having a hard time to pinpoint where they're happening. a 6.3 magnitude earthquake rattled parts of southern california this morning. if the earthquake was reported shortly after 230 this morning about 100 mi. off the coast of avalon. another earthquake
will be stuck in the 40s for most of us today. we may get into the low 50s around the bay. >>> dry roads and light traffic, that is how we like friday morning. coming up with a shot of 80 to berkeley and macarthur maze. a little bit of bunching where they merge by golden gate fields but looking pretty good. greenville, road work, westbound is looking pretty good this morning. eastbound dumbarton road work until 6:00. north 101 on the other side of the bay, to 6:00 between 92 and third avenue. >> eric: in the news, new this morning, two big quakes rattled the southern california coast overnight. both struck at 2:36 this morning. they were seconds apart. 6 pontd 4 and 6.1 but they have downgraded them to 6.3 and 4.7. they were centered at least 88 miles southwest of catalina island. there is was no tsunami warning issued and people were shaken out of bed but so far no reports of damage or injury. >> students returning to two cupertino schools after a bomb scare skair will notice extra security. terry? >> additional sheriff's deputies will be here at montevista as well as lincoln elementary
'll have those for you coming up. >>> good morning. thank you for joining us on this friday morning, december 14th i'm pam cook. >> and i'm dave clark. let's check weather and traffic. is it cold enough to wake you up when you step outside? >> not as cold as yesterday. we had clear skies. that kind of hit you a little harder but it's still cold out there. definitely that cold air is trapped. this system is falling apart. it's weakening rapidly. it's going to be chilly today. upper 40s, low 50s for many. here is sal. >>> good morning. traffic on 24 westbound is moving along pretty well getting up to the tunnel. there are no major problems driving on 680 as you drive nearby between walnut creek and oakland. northbound 101 san francisco that traffic looks good. let's go back to the desk. >>> time now 6:01. repair crews and other crews are still at the scene of that big machine shop fire that happened yesterday. lorraine blanco is at cnh enterprises right now. firefighters are looking out for flairups out there. >> reporter: they are babysitting the smoke this morning. it's smoldering i
are adding an help keep riders safe. kron 4's alecia reid tells us how. >> it's the holidays and when most people are shopping, the last thing on their minds is security. well bart police are on the lookoutto make sure riders are safe this season. there will be stepped up patrol for the next few weeks. it's good you know, people spend their money and don't have to worry about getting harassed. bart is on top of their game. >> there'll also be more officers ridiing the trains and safeguarding busy downtown san francisco stations the presence is a little >> better. >> i think it's a good thing because there are a lot of things going on around here and not been tough >> athough some passengers feel safer when there's more police presence, it's important to always stay alert and be aware of your >> will snatch something from you, take something out your pocket without you even knowing, in 2.5 seconds. it's as easy as can be. >> bart officers, oakland police and community volunteers all served as pedestrian escorts today at the the west oakland station. as safety escorts, they helped walk or
at montevista high school with details for us. >> it appears that this entire thing that went on yesterday was a hoax but sheriff's deputies not taking any chances. they are going to have additional deputies at montevista high and also at lincoln elementary something that begin four miles from here in san jose. take a look at message that started this entire thing, at linbrook high school a spray-painted threat about a bomb and threat about a teacher. that threat led to santa clara county sheriff's deputies closing down montevista and lincoln elementary. bomb-sniffing dogs were called out. they checked out the campus. a room by room search went on. shortly after the 11:00, it was the all clear, just a hoax but the sheriff's office is also interested in protecting the teacher in case there might be some truth to this. >> a couple deputies are providing protection. >> it won't be a laughing matter if they find the persons that spray pained that message. that person or persons could be facing a felony. this morning, both monte vista high and lincoln elementary will be open for business but as
up a bathtub. >> think it's pretty amazing and it's coming up really high. >> bill hudson sent us this video of high tide. they were as high as the bumper on several suvs. >>> same thing happening in southern california. drivers had to deal with flooding on this stretch of road in sunset beach yesterday. part of the pacific coast highway there was shut down for part of morning. king tide occurs when the earth, moon and sun all align in such a way that it increases the gravitational pull of the oceans on the shore. it is peaking now. >>> a san francisco police sergeant is parked at a desk for now after boasting about a dangerous off duty joyride. [ engine revs ] >> in a facebook post, sergeant carl t bragged that he and his friends were drunk as they blasted through the broadway tunnel at 100 miles an hour in a lamborghini. the sergeant later said he was kidding. but he has been assigned to administrative duty while internal affairs sorts it out. the chief promises swift and severe discipline if it all turns out to be true. >>> if you are using bart to do a little holiday shopping,
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